This concert is the latest instalment of Anna and Adam’s journey through Beethoven’s 10 sonatas for Piano and Violin-arguably the broadest and most significant contribution to the duo repertoire.

Concert Program

Schubert Sonatina in D major, D 384

  1. Allegro molto
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro vivace

Beethoven Sonata in D major, Opus 12 Nr.1

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Tema con Variazioni - Andante con moto  
  3. Rondo - Allegro


Presented as part of the 4MBS Festival of Classics 2019


Anna Grinberg

Anna is a piano performance fellow at the School of Music. Born in the former Soviet Union, Anna's career has seen concerts in the United States, Australia, Israel, and Europe. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "powerful", Anna's engagements have included solo and chamber music performances at prestigious venues in the United States, including Royce Hall at Los Angeles and New York's Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has performed as soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Paul Mellon Chamber Orchestra, and is a member of the Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo with Liam Viney: together they explore classics of the two-piano literature and create new works through commissions. 


Adam Chalabi

Adam teaches violin and is a member of the White Halo Ensemble. He began his violin studies at the age of 4 with the Suzuki Method. Adam subsequently attended the junior department of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Purcell School of Music before completing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Maciej Rakowski. From 2001 Adam was a member of the Zuerich Chamber Orchestra where he became Principal 2nd Violin. In Switzerland he also worked as Principal 2nd Violin in Camerata Bern and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and then as Guest Concertmaster of Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg in Austria and Suedwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim in Germany. After moving to Australia in 2009, Adam has been Concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria, on staff at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the University of Melbourne, and first violinist of the Tinalley String Quartet, which has performed to critical acclaim all over the world.

Adam plays on an 1805 Joseph Panormo violin. He is also very grateful to have been supported by the Countess of Munster, Ian Fleming and Lawrence Atwell Charitable Foundations.


Zelman Cowan Building, St Lucia Campus, UQ
Nickson Room